Important Update

Albany, Dublin, Hayward, and Pleasanton are changing their default service plans to Renewable 100 in January.

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Who We Are

EBCE is a public agency based in Oakland with a staff of about 30, governed by a Board of local elected officials. EBCE is staffed primarily by renewable energy industry veterans.

Group of employees who work at East Bay Community Energy

Board of Directors

The East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors is made up of an elected official from each of the participating jurisdictions and one representative (non-voting) from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Our Board meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about the Board’s meetings.

The Board sets rates and determines the mix of power sources. You can view a copy of the final Joint Powers Authority agreement here (PDF).

EBCE’s Board of Directors has an Executive Committee that meets monthly. Members of the Executive Committee are indicated in bold.

Alameda CountySupervisor Richard ValleSupervisor Keith Carson
AlbanyCouncil Member Aaron TiedemannVice Mayor Preston Jordan
BerkeleyCouncil Member Kate HarrisonMayor Jesse Arreguin
DublinMayor Melissa HernandezVice Mayor Shawn Kumagai
EmeryvilleMayor Dianne Martinez, ChairCouncil Member Scott Donahue
FremontMayor Lily MeiCouncil Member Teresa Cox
HaywardCouncil Member Elisa MarquezCouncil Member Aisha Wahab
LivermoreVice Mayor Patricia MunroCouncil Member Gina Bonanno
NewarkCouncil Member Mike HannonMayor Al Nagy
OaklandCouncil Member Dan KalbCouncil Member Rebecca Kaplan
PiedmontCouncil Member Conna McCarthy
PleasantonCouncil Member Kathy NarumVice Mayor Julie Testa
San LeandroCouncil Member Corina Lopez, Vice ChairCouncil Member Fred Simon
TracyCouncil Member Dan ArriolaCouncil Member Eleassia Davis
Union CityCouncil Member Jaime PatinoCouncil Member Gary Singh
Community Advisory Committee (non-voting)Mary Sutter, ChairJane Franch, Vice Chair

Note: In 2019 the cities of Newark, Pleasanton, and Tracy adopted ordinances and resolutions to join EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority, and subsequently EBCE’s Board adopted a resolution to include those cities within EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority and service area, with customer enrollments to begin in 2021.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of twelve members (ten appointed by the Board of Directors to represent five service area regions, and two At Large members appointed by the Alameda County Mayors' Conference) plus five Alternates. The committee acts as a liaison between key stakeholders and our Board, holding public committee meetings on a regular basis. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about CAC meetings.

About the Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee was formed in 2016 as part of the East Bay Community Energy Joint Powers Authority and appointed by the Board of Directors to advise the Board on all subjects related to the operations of the Community Choice Aggregation program. The CAC gives the community a voice in its choice for electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and local energy projects.

EBCE strives to ensure a diversity of members and alternates based on location, population, work experience, and community interest.

Click to see the Community Advisory Committee Work Plan (PDF) (PDF)

NameRegionCity of Residence
Jane Franch, Vice ChairNorthBerkeley
Anne Olivia EldredNorthOakland
Cynthia LandryNorthOakland
Lisa Hu (Alternate)NorthOakland
Joel LiuEastPleasanton
Kate Duggan (Alternate)EastPleasanton
Shiva SwaminathanSouthFremont
Vijay LakshmanSouthFremont
Priya TalrejaSouthFremont
Mary Sutter, ChairCentralHayward
Lorraine Souza (Alternate)CentralHayward
Ernesto PachecoCentralHayward
William MuetzenbergSan JoaquinTracy
Harman Ratia (Alternate)San JoaquinTracy

Leadership Team & Staff

Leadership Team

Administration, Finance, and Human Resources

Data and Technology

Marketing and Account Services

Power Procurement


Public Policy